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Obama to Close Gitmo

As one of his first acts as president, President Obama will issue an executive order to close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. The order will come in his first week—or even his first day—at the White House, an adviser tells the AP. The catch: The prison isn’t likely to be closed right away. Obama said over the weekend it would be a challenge to close it during his administration’s first 100 days; one of the big questions is where to send the 250 Guantanamo detainees.